Wednesday, November 5, 2014

Treasure Hunting in North Conway

Hi All! Today I am heading back to our trip to the White Mountains of New Hampshire to tell you about this wonderful and delightful antique shop we came upon. 

No vacation would be complete without some treasure hunting. 

This great shop is called Our Favorite Things Collectibles. Let me stop and take a breath, wow, what a treasure trove this shop is. Upon walking through the door you were confronted with a feast for your eyes. There were so many wonderful items. We were lucky as the shop was a few days from closing down for the winter. 

The women in the shop were just lovely, like you were talking to an old friend. The owner, Carole Cotton, has been taking visitors on a trip back in time, sharing items from the past, for over 10 years. She was quoted in an article written about her in the Conway Daily Sun where she stated: "There's magic in the items, and I love to evoke that sense in my customers as they go over every nook and cranny of the jam-packed, unusual store. It doesn't matter one bit if a person doesn't purchase an item, everyone will receive a token gift when they leave and more than likely a hug after a warm and ‘real’ conversation,” Cotton, never one to hide her enthusiasm and love for life — and who says she is proud of her nickname, “The Crazy Lady.”  “It's about us, the people, the gratitude of real and warm words. We are all in such a rush, so self-absorbed, and so afraid to reach out to one another, that this small cabin on Route 16 will change that!”

Can you not see why I fell in love with this shop? I could have spent hours there. If I lived in the area I would stop in all the time, to look, maybe buy, but mostly to talk to the wonderful ladies who work there.

I really had to keep telling myself there is only so much room in our car. But, I did score 2 items!!!! YEAH!

Wood Carved Frame 
Don't you just love the detail?

Milking stool from Yugoslavia 
Isn't she just adorable?

 If you happen to be in the area this little shop is a must!


  1. Sounds like a wonderful shop and a fun way to spend a day! Love your finds! I just pinned the cute pine cone project on your last post, too...thanks for sharing! So glad you stopped by...hope you get that kitchen door someday!

    1. Linda, it was a wonderful shop, but the ladies were what made it special. Thanks for visiting and pinning my pinecones. Congratulations on being included in the Winter 2015 issue of Artful Blogging magazine! That is way cool!!!!